Norwich - Norwich Public Utilities is planning its natural gas expansion for the 2014 construction season and is asking Norwich property owners interested in converting their homes to natural gas to contact NPU by April 15 to verify eligibility and guarantee a spot in the 2014 schedule.
For eligible customers, NPU will install a natural gas service line to the home at no charge. In addition, customers will receive an incentive up to $1,000 to offset the conversion costs. Customers looking to finance the conversion cost can take advantage of a "no-out-of-pocket" loan offered by the program's banking partners, Core Plus Federal Credit Union and Eastern Savings Bank.
NPU also offers rebates for the purchase and installation of high efficiency natural gas boilers, furnaces, and water heaters.
Customers who already have natural gas service but do not currently use it for heating are also eligible for incentives and rebates if they convert to natural gas for home heating.
For more information or to determine eligibility for natural gas, customers can call Katie Moors at (860) 823-4514. Information can also be found at www.EnergizeNorwich.com. The website includes dates and locations of community events where NPU staff and Energize Norwich partners, including bank representatives and participating contractors, will be available to answer questions.